Data released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that short-term visitor arrivals increased 7.9 per cent to a record of 6.6 million for the year ending June 2014.
The Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP, said the tourism and hospitality sectors were to be congratulated for the energy they are putting into attracting increasing numbers of international visitors.
“Tourism is one of our great strengths but we need to keep actively pursuing the opportunities while investing in infrastructure that meets growing demand,” he said.
Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan echoed Minister Robb’s positive comments.
“The latest ABS figures provide further evidence that Australia’s tourism industry is performing strongly, with solid growth being spread across traditional and new, east and west, emerged and emerging markets.”
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